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When Gen. James C. McConville testified at his Senate confirmation hearing to become chief of staff of the Army, his three children sat behind him: all captains in the U.S. Army. While the U.S. is fortunate to have families such as the McConvilles,...
In response to increasingly complex threats from our near-peer adversaries, the Army must chart a clear path to provide flexible, agile and integrated air and missile defense forces capable of deploying, fighting and winning against any adversary...
For many young leaders, the Army can be a frustrating experience. They see areas that can be improved upon, but quickly become frustrated with conservative leadership, bloated bureaucracies and navigating a system that can favor time in service and...
Some soldiers may be sorry down the road for not signing up for the Blended Retirement System during the opt-in period that ended Dec. 31. The results of the opt-in, which required a complex decision with difficult choices, will have researchers...
For over 100 years, the United Kingdom and the United States have fought alongside one another as we, together with our allies, have sought to protect our way of life and help shape a bright and prosperous future for our children and grandchildren...
The almost 40-year-old Abrams tank has a significant role in the Army’s vision for 2028 because of a major facelift that upgrades the engine, sensors and sights, along with advanced armor and an active protection system aimed at fighting, surviving...
When someone leaves home for the first time at the age of 17 or 18 to join the military, they never foresee what they are about to face. After 23 years and traveling around the world, I have seen it all. I want to highlight the three most important...
It was an overcast, cold day in October 2008. We were in the crucible of the French Foreign Legion’s basic training: the infamous “Farm” where the legion introduces its newest recruits to its traditions, hardships and expectations. That day, my...
Seventy-five years ago, the Allies stormed the Normandy beaches to confront Nazi totalitarianism and liberate Europe. D-Day, June 6, 1944, was a watershed event in World War II and arguably the defining moment of the 20th century in the West. To...
The AUSA Book Program will release its second digital graphic novel in May, titled Medal of Honor: Roy Benavidez. Master Sgt. (then-Staff Sgt.) Raul “Roy” P. Benavidez is a legend in the Special Forces community. Even before he earned his Green...
Design thinking arms the U.S. Army with the ability to creatively and rapidly produce solutions to some of the service’s thorniest problems. How will the Army improve its lethality with an increasingly obese and inactive younger population? How will...
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Secret Unit Wreaked Havoc Behind the Lines Uncommon Valor: The Recon Company that Earned Five Medals of Honor and Included America’s Most Decorated Green Beret.. Stephen L. Moore. Naval Institute Press. 440 pages. $35 By Lt. Col. Robert K. Brown, U...
On Dec. 8, 1941, Japan initiated a massive offensive to wrest the Philippine Islands from Allied control just seven hours after attacking Pearl Harbor. The defending U.S. Army and Filipino forces, which had focused on counterinsurgency operations...
The first pickup laid down suppressive fire with its .50-caliber heavy machine gun; the other pickup—called a “technical” in the many places such makeshift combat vehicles are found—then advanced to the next fold in the sand, braked hard and took up...
Armando Yturria, a retired Army Special Forces sergeant major and a member of the Association of the U.S. Army, was recently recognized by the Quilts of Valor Foundation for his distinguished military service as a special operations leader. Yturria...